it may add more strain than the company can handle. among some of the top of businesses yesterday, expenses overhaul. verizon having additional costs. it is following at&t, deere, and caterpillar. other companies show the same cost. certain plan. u.s. taxpayers were hit. massachusetts, rhode island, and virginia have until may 11 to file returns and make 2009 ira contributions. positive economic data as well as manufacturing encouraging investors to buy stocks ahead of the holiday weekend. that is business at the new york stock exchange. that was the bloomberg report.